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Senior Legal Counsel - Australia

Airwallex - Melbourne, VIC

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Established in Melbourne in 2015, Airwallex is a global payments fintech transforming the way businesses move and manage money domestically and internationally. Our purpose is to empower businesses of all sizes to grow in their own markets and around the world. With technology at our core, we built a global financial infrastructure platform to help businesses transact, collect and pay across 130+ countries and 50+ currencies, without the constraints of the traditional global financial system.

Airwallex is Australia's fastest growing fintech unicorn. We've grown to 12 global locations and have raised over $500 million in funding from world class investors including Sequoia, Greenoaks and ANZ. Airwallex has been recognised in Forbes' Cloud 100 2020, and placed in the Top 50 of KPMG's Global Fintech100 two years in a row. To support our ambitious growth plans, we're looking for smart, collaborative and passionate people who are looking to make a genuine impact.

The Legal team works cross-functionally and across multiple jurisdictions to create Legal strategies that facilitate the launch and growth of Airwallex products globally. This specialist role will lead the regulatory driven legal agenda and advise across a variety of areas, primarily securing Airwallex and our growth activities in Australia. You will also find yourself working closely with stakeholders from our Product, Strategy and Management teams, as well as our growing compliance, risk and legal functions. This role will take on exciting projects and hold senior external relationships on behalf of Airwallex to support the launch new products and initiatives locally around the world.

What you'll get up to...

  • Provide practical, risk-weighted legal and regulatory driven advice on a wide range of legal matters related to Airwallex's products and growth activities
  • Advise on regulations applicable to payments products offered and further product offerings as the Airwallex suite of products expands
  • Advise on and ensure compliance with the licenses issued locally and contribute subject matter expertise on the international stage
  • Advise on privacy and data security matters impacting the business
  • Contribute to timely updates of the internal Regulatory Legal Playbook(s) and the Legal Wiki with the required regulatory information and positions
  • Participate in ideation sessions with legal peers and across the business to create amazing product experiences for Airwallex's customers that comply with the law
  • Partner with the broader local and international legal team to share information about the regulatory environment to facilitate efficient and transparent legal support across the business
  • Coordinate and liaise with regulatory bodies and remain up to date with developing regulatory landscape; ASIC and Austrac
You are...
  • You lean in - You are proactive with business partners to identify the important items in the regulatory roadmap and keep pace with a fast-moving business
  • You are legally minded - You possess strong academics, drafting skills and are keen to learn, with a desire to develop your skills and knowledge in the FinTech industry
  • You improve - You are naturally drawn to process improvement with the ability to identify inefficiencies and uplift processes accordingly
  • You are heard - You display strong communication skills which allows you to communicate effectively with stakeholders from various departments
  • You are a team player - You build rapport and become a vital part of a small and fast-paced team
  • You are a doer - You conduct yourself in an autonomous way to deliver on the above...a key skill in any FinTech
At Airwallex we like to ensure we create the best environment for our people providing a collaborative open office space, PlayStation and table tennis to unwind, a fully stocked kitchen which includes breakfast, snacks, fruit, beers, you name it! We also organise regular team building events, encourage flexible/remote working and offer learning and development opportunities. Most importantly, we give our people the freedom to be creative.

Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don't regard colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.